Reading Is Cool is a no cost and unique literacy program focused on K-5 grade classrooms in Northern California.

The program is designed for individual classrooms and runs from October through March. The best feature of the program is that it is easy to integrate and teachers can make it fit their class' needs. 

Every teacher who registers will be provided:

  • Bookmarks for every student
  • Certificates of Achievement for every student
  • All-Star Reader and Tracking Poster to acknowledge outstanding readers
  • Promotional poster for the classroom
  • Six medals to be awarded to All-Star readers
  • One MVP Reader puck
  • Access to additional digital certificate incentives including: All-Star Reader, Reader of the Month, Most Pages Read, and Most Improved

Note: Registration is limited to the first 1,000 classrooms.

Students track the number of pages they read each month on printable Student Reading Logs. Teachers then report their class' total pages read each month. For the individual awards (medal or printable certificates), teachers can select the student(s) each month they feel is most deserving based on number of pages, minutes, or books read, or can base the decision on most improved or greatest effort. Teachers can submit one student each month to be featured on the Sharks webpage.

Along the way there are other exciting elements to the program including classroom visits from mascot S.J. Sharkie, links to view Celebrity Story Hours, and more!

The submission window for monthly total is the 1st - 7th of the following month.

During the month of February, teachers will have the opportunity to nominate a Top Reader to be chosen for a VIP experience at a San Jose Sharks game! The link for Top Reader nominations will be emailed directly to participating teachers in February 2024.

If you have questions, please email [email protected].